Design, Quality, FTEs – Which Comes First?

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

An operator’s dilemma is to balance serving the best possible products with making a profit. Too many times, operators are asked to develop food outlets, whose sole purpose is to maximize customer satisfaction despite being funded by inadequate budgets. The challenge and questions in (read on...)



Ready, Set, Cook – Not So Fast!

March 11, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

When is the last time the ovens or the food thermometers were calibrated? Do staff check the food production label when products are cooked and stored? Does management ensure that staff members wash their hands? These are 101 foodservice principles that are essential to getting employees ready to (read on...)

Corporate Menu Planning Primer

February 19, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Sales 

The expression “attention to detail” has become something of a cliché on most job descriptions. What job doesn’t require attention to detail? But recently, I witnessed first hand, a group of professionals whose entire workload is attention to detail. My mission was to provide (read on...)

Pizza Logo Design Ideas – Getting a Great Logo for Your Pizzeria Or Italian Restaurant

October 20, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Branding 

To be successful with an Italian restaurant or pizzeria you need to get repeat business in your local area. If diners visit your establishment and have a positive experience they will surely come back for more. A logo design is a great way to visually represent everything that is great about (read on...)

Getting a Hot Dog Stand License – Rules and Regulations

August 4, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Before you start a hot dog stand it is crucial that you find out exactly where you stand in terms of compliance with local regulations. If you hope to make a healthy profit by establishing a hot dog business then you must start off with a plan that is legally sound. In this article we look at the (read on...)

Catering Business Equipment Checklist

June 18, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

When you start a catering business you will either have to buy, borrow or lease catering equipment. Rather than buying new gear you may be able to buy quality second hand. It is also common for catering businesses to lease or hire some items of equipment. Some caterers also rent time in a (read on...)

Wholesale Food Marketing – How to Dramatically Increase Sales in the Bulk Market

April 13, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Want to know why your wholesale food marketing is failing? Want to know how to grow sales and increase your bottom line in any economy? You know that wholesale food buyers love a reputable company with great prices, but what you don’t know is that there’s a lot more that influences a (read on...)

Customer Convenience is the Driving Force For Restaurant Locations

December 8, 2009 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

One of the key tenets of business is having the right location. Anyone has any knowledge of market knows well the mantra – location, location, location. When it comes to restaurants this issue is even more important. In fact, it is so crucial to the ultimate success of the restaurant, it is (read on...)

How to Attract Customers With the Right Restaurant Promotions

November 7, 2009 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

In order for a restaurant to be a success, it must have a great marketing plan. Part of marketing a restaurant includes creating the right promotions. Restaurant promotions are a great way to attract and retain customers. There are many different types of promotions a restaurant can use to market (read on...)

Espresso Cups – Promote Your Way to Prosperity

October 3, 2009 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Can you imagine the band width of exposure you will get for your products if you got your espresso cups custom made with your Logo printed there on? Undoubtedly, this is an opportunity of a life time. Get your espresso cups printed and distributed to all espresso selling outlets and even directly (read on...)

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